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February 2016
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Countries, including members of the G20, should strengthen the credibility of their pledges to limit or reduce annual emissions of greenhouse gases in order to build confidence in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

June 2015
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

China’s economy is undergoing a major structural transformation towards a new development model focused on achieving better quality growth that is more economically and environmentally sustainable, and achieves better social outcomes for the Chinese people.

June 2015
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

The cost of existing environment-friendly technologies, such as wind turbines and SO2 scrubbers, needs to be brought down so that they can be deployed on a large scale, while fundamental research needs to advance on the frontiers of technologies such as smart grids or energy storage.

June 2015
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

To meet climate change targets, European Union (EU) countries need to significantly increase investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and show greater urgency to develop and deploy the technology.

November 2014
New Climate Economy (NCE), Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Shifting our fossil-fuelled civilisation to clean modes of production and consumption requires deep  transformations in our energy and economic systems. Innovation in physical technologies and social behaviours is key to this transformation.

November 2013
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Through this paper, the author builds an equilibrium search and matching model of an economy with an informal sector and rural-urban migration to analyze the effects of budget-neutral green tax policy (raising pollution taxes, while cutting payroll taxes) on the labour market.

September 2013
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
Poor countries are more heavily affected by extreme weather events and future climate change than rich countries.
June 2013
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

This empirical paper focuses on the relationship between changes in GDP and CO2 emissions as a country's economy moves through periods of growth and decline. Using a comprehensive panel, the author documents substantial heterogeneity in the relationship across countries.

May 2013
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
Using a large plot-level database from Malawi, this paper shows that land tiling alone might not induce greater investment in soil conservation under the exisiting customary inheritance systems and that a reform of the rental market is in order.
March 2013
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
This paper presents the first empirical analysis of programmes to fast-track ‘green’ patent applications in place in seven Intellectual Property offices around the world. The paper fnds that only a small share o

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